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What are the Common IoT Cybersecurity Solutions Required Today?

Increasing the power of communication in all aspects of our lives will make us more productive, conserve money & time.


The idea of linking objects and devices of all kinds over the internet is IoT (the Internet of Things). In order to interact with similarly related devices or computers, more and more objects and structures are being integrated with internet connectivity and computational power in our lives.

Customers can purchase all sorts of goods with an internet connection nowadays. Increasing the power of communication in all aspects of our lives will make us more productive, conserve money and time, and put our digital lives at our service whenever we need them.

Connecting to the internet, apart from the advantages, often involves linking to future cyberattacks. For a very long period of time, several forms of attacks have always been around. That is, all these devices are establishing new access to the network and thus pose a greater risk to privacy and security, be it your brand new wired home theater or your connected car. Although the form of attacks always follows the same protocol as before, each attack’s effect can differ drastically. It relies on the environment, the system and the atmosphere, the level of security available, and plenty more.

According to EDN, “The US National Institute of Science and Technology (NIST) has released two documents that provide guidance on cybersecurity for IoT developers. The first – NISTIR 8259 Foundational Cybersecurity Activities for IoT Device Manufacturers – outlines the activities that development teams should pursue when planning their device’s design. An earlier post explored this document.


The second document – NISTIR 8259A IoT Device Cybersecurity Capability Core Baseline – describes the capabilities an IoT device would need to implement to provide the foundation of basic cybersecurity.”


The following are 6 significant capabilities that an IoT system requires for cybersecurity:

  1. Device Identification – It implies that physically and theoretically, the IoT system can be described distinctly. This functionality is required because it encourages investment management, which in turn assists the management of deficiencies and accessibility, data security, and identification of incidents.
  2. Device Configuration – This indicates that the software setup of the IoT system can be modified, but only approved staff can make such adjustments. It provides vulnerability and access administration, data security, and incident detection. This functionality is essential.
  3. Data Protection – This implies that the IoT system can secure the information it preserves and passes from security breaches and alteration. It prohibits unauthorized users from manipulating or modifying the data accidentally or purposely.
  4. Logical Access to Interfaces – It indicates that the IoT system can limit only permitted staff logical access to their local and system interfaces, networks, and resources. It also restricts access to applications, in addition to data security, incident detection, and so on, reducing the device’s security risks, giving attackers fewer chances to hack it.
  5. Software Update – This implies that the software of the IoT system can only be modified by approved individuals using a protected and configurable process. This is important because the vulnerability can be administered, upgrades can eliminate security issues from an IoT system, fix the operational problems of devices, and manual upgrades can be allowed.
  6. Cybersecurity State Awareness – This means that the IoT device can report on its cybersafety status and make it available only to authorized individuals. It also enables the investigation of negotiation, mishandling, and operational problems to be identified.